Helen Pynor’s installation The End is a Distant Memory is currently on display at The National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, as part of the exhibition No Such Thing As Gravity.
Co-curated by Professor Mike Stubbs, director and CEO of FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology, Liverpool) and Dr Rob La Frenais, an international independent curator, art is used in this exhibition to explore the grey areas at the limits of science and other controversial issues, with emphasis placed on trans-disciplinary collaborations with contemporary art and science.
Pynor’s installation explores ambiguities at the borders of life and death, through an exploration of living animal cells that survive in the meat we buy for food, and human near-death experiences. She developed the work during a five-month residency at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden during 2015. The exhibition includes eleven artists/collectives from six countries.
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To read New Scientist review of Pynor’s installation The End is a Distant Memory at FACT, Liverpool (Nov 2016) click here
Image: Helen Pynor, The End is a Distant Memory. Photo: Jürgen Jeibmann, Ronald Schemmel, courtesy of the artist